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The business world is a highly competitive environment. As an entrepreneur, you must be well-equipped before venturing into it to avoid any casualty. Like every other pursuit in life, you cannot start a thing without, first of all, counting your costs and getting yourself prepared for the process. The same applies to business. Starting a business requires certain skills and a knowledge base to help you succeed. Lack of knowledge will bring about unavoidable mistakes and failures.


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I’m sure you wouldn’t want to be caught in the web of business failure. So, there is a need for you to garner some skills that will help you scale through. In this article, I will be sharing 5 relevant entrepreneurship courses you will need to take before you start a business. Even if you have started already, this will be like a worthy redirection for you to get your acts right.

Business Management

Perhaps, this should be the first course you will take as an entrepreneur. A business management course is an all-rounder; teaching you the intricate parts of the business. It will enlighten you on the world of business, the nature of the market, and the management of your business strategy to produce results. It will help you navigate the business environment and handle the financials of your business. This is a course that will also brace you up for future challenges.

Project Management

Your business is a project in progress. Therefore, taking a project management course will set you on a pedestal for project (business) success. It is a course that will teach you the basics of business projects and how to complete each project successfully.


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You wouldn’t want to have abandoned projects here and there. This course will help guide you in managing risk, resources and people in order to complete projects successfully.

Time Management

An entrepreneur that does not know how to manage time is doomed. Time is life; it is everything. An understanding of how to manage time is what helps a business map out tasks, priorities and strategic action plans. You can avoid business without productivity if you manage your time well. Therefore, taking a course on time management is inevitable.

Communication

There is no successful business without good communication. Depending on the size of your business, you will need to build effective communication channels. And how can you do this without knowledge of what to do? Absolutely no way!


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Taking a course on communication will help you achieve synergy in your interactions with clients, customers, partners and employees. For your clients, customers and partners, you will have to communicate your business effectively so they can make a favourable decision to work with you. Your employees also need to be communicated with properly, so they can understand their roles and figure out the best ways to grow the business.

Leadership

Every entrepreneur is automatically a leader. And whether you see yourself as that or not, you must be competent in that role. Especially when you have a staff base, you must be responsible to them and to yourself. You should be able to train and motivate them effectively. This way, they are getting improved individually and you will reap the dividend in your business, so taking a leadership course will arm you with the skills to become a worthy leader.

By now, you must have understood that the more skills you build, the better your business becomes. Take some time to enrol in these courses and you will be glad you did.

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This article was first published on 11th July 2022

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Chidiogo Shalom Akaelu holds a degree in English and Literary Studies, from the University of Nigeria. She is a freelance writer, editor and founder of Loana Press, a budding online publishing outlet.


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